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VOL. VI. No. 58. FROM SUBURBAN POINTS. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE OF NEIGHBORING TOWNS. ••Tribune" Correspondent* Gather the Important Doings of Drilton and Jed do and Write Tliern L T p ltiielly for Our Readers. Special and regular correspondence from the surrounding towns is solicited by the TRIHCNK. Communications or items intended for publication must be accompanied by the name of the writer. DRIFTON ITEMS. There was a farewell party held here last week, at the residence of Patrick McCole, in honor of Miss Lizzie Birk beck, who left on Saturday to spend three months with friends at Philadel phia. The evening was well Bpent in dancing and the playing of various games. At midnight lunch was served to all. On Saturday evening a special train on the I). S. & S. carried the St. Pat rick's hand and quite a number of pas sengers to Hazleton to attend the fair at St. Gabriel's church. The excursionists returned at 12.30 a. m. well pleased with their trip. The festival held in the Odd Fellows' hall last week was carried out very nicely and reflects mucli credit upon those having it in charge. The hall was very neatly decorated aud in all it had a good patronage. It closed on Saturday evening. Humor lias it that Mine Foreman Er nest, of No. 2 slope, lias been transferred to Derringer, and that Wlliam lies, as sistant mine foreman, will assume full charge of the colliery, commencing this morning. Jerry McCarthy spent a few days with friends at Jersey City last week. John Brogan, of Beaver Meadow, called on friends here yesterday. Miss Mary Mulhearn, of Stockton, spent several days last week at this place. The collieries were idle at this place on Saturday. Mine Inspector John M. Lewis, of Hazleton, was in the mines at this place last week on a tour of inspection. Mrs. Wallace, of Philadelphia, is vis iting relatives in town. Plans are said to have been prepared for a large addition to the shops here. The increasing amount of repairing and improvements required by the D. S. & S. makes an enlargement necessary. JEDDO NEWS. Patrick Burns, a former resident of town, now of Beaver Meadow, attended the funeral of his uncle at this place on Thursday. There is much sickness reported throughout the town. A number of new cars to be used at the No. 2 and No. 5 strippings arrived i here on Thursday from Bloomsburg. The collieries at this place are work- • ing very poorly, and when they do work it is only nine hours per day. Miss Sarah Burns and Annie Nilan, of Hazleton, were visiting in town yes terday. Jacob George, of White llaven, spent j a few hours in town on Thursday. Miss Katie Campbell, of Ilazleton, was in town yesterday among friends. | Miss Minnie Ilarkins, who has been employed as a domestic here for some i time, returned to her home at Silver Brook. About one-half of the new leaves which were turned over a week ago at this place are blotted and soiled already. The only consolation remaining is that a few clean leaves are still in the book | ■* which will be turned over as the case demands it. "Will o' the Wisp." In presenting McCloud and Melville's grand production of Edgar Selden's great play, "Will o' the Wisp," which will appear here Thursday evening, Mr. Waite, the manager of the company, ! wishes to assure the public that this sensational trad amusing comedy drama, which was shown such favor during the , dramatic season of 1892-1)3, wi 1 give a 1 grander and more beautiful setting than ever, and one worthy of its intrinsic merit. Since Dion Boucicault produced the "Shaughraun" there lias been pro duced no Irish play containing so many beauties or so many legitimate sensations. Neither has there been accorded so great a success to any play. For the present season this rare drama has been rewritten, and many startling effects have been introduced that are new to even this colossal success. The play has been given a larger and stronger cast, and it has now on the roster of its players the grandest aggregation of artists that have ever illustrated the humor, the pathos and the tragedy of the Emer ald Isle. Mr. Waite guarantees that this will be the most greatest spectacular production of sensational Irish comedy ever seen in Freeland. McDonald's for bargains in curtains. Election or Office™. The following are the officers of Mountain Eagle Castle, No. 297, of Free land, for the ensuing six months' term: Past chief—George E. Fowler. Noble chief—George Say res. Vice chief—John B. Red path. High priest—Walter Beers. Venerable hermit—James Paul. Master of records—George H.Thomas. Cleik of exchequer—George Cutler. Keeper of exchequer—Geo. Sweet. Sir herald—Edward Pugh. Worthy bard—Alfred Widdick. Worthy chamberlain—Thomas Lewis. Ensign—W. F. Miller. Esquire—Mathew Bell. First guardsman—John Davies. Second guardsman—Win. Bainbridge. Trustees—James Paul, Edward Pugh, Thomas Lewis. Representative to grand castlo—Geo. Sweet. The trustees of the middle coal field state hospital at Hazleton met on Thurs day afternoon at that institution and elected the following officers: President—Eckley B. Coxe. Vice president—James E. Roderick. Treasurer—David Clarke. Secretary—Anthony lieilly. Doctor Kellar was unanimously elect ed superintendent and surgeon. The following officers of St. Ann's T. A. B. Pioneer Corps were installed yes terday: President—John B. llanlon. Vice president—Frank McLaughlin. Recording secretary—James P. Mc- Nelis. Financial secretary—Willie Johnson. Treasurer —Patrick Clark. Sentinel—Frank McKinley. Messengers—Daniel McLaughlin, 11. Malloy, Jr. The Young Men's T. A. B. Society elected the following as officers yester day: President—John J. McNelis. Vice president—l). J. Boyle. Recording secretary—Charles F. Ilaga- ney. Financial secretary —Win, J. Timney. Asst. financial secretary—J. J. Galla gher. Treasurer—Hugh Malloy. Messenger—James Ferry. Sergeant-at-arms—James North. Trustees—G. W. Faltz, John Brogan. Stewards—Wm. Ward, Frank McGro arty, Freeland; John Brogan, Upper Le high; Daniel Kennedy, Drifton; M. Mur rin, Highland; J. J. McMenamin, South Heberton. Dent 11 of Wilkes- llarreun. Peter McManus, who was known to a great many people thronghout the coun ty, died on Thursday night in Wilkes- Barre, of pneumonia. He was an old resident of Wilkes-Barre and for many years ran a prosperous saloon on East Market street. He was a genial fellow and made friends with all whom he met. At the time of his death he was en gaged in looking after the hotel business on Public Square for Mrs. John L. Barnes, whose husband died recently. He was a brother of the late T. Mc- Manus, and has a sister, Mrs. Sallie (Juinn, living in Philadelphia. The de ceased was about 42 years old. Difficult Operation. Yesterday Dr. 11. M. Neale of Upper Lehigh, performed a very difficult opera tion upon Michael Burns, a young man 17 years of age who resides at Buck Mountain. For several years the young man has been troubled with a large tumor on his right side near the arm pit, and after making arrangements he was brought to town yesterday when Dr. Neal performed an entirely successful operation, aided by his assistants, Drs. McDonald and Gallagher. BUSINESS BRIEFS. Go to McDonald's for cheap shoes. Use Pillsbury's Best XNXX Flour. Underwear below cost at McDonald's. Finest rockers in town at McDonald's. Parties supplied with ice cream, cakes, i etc., by Laubach at reasonable rates. I Fackler has the finest and largest as cortment of fine candies and ornamented cakes for all occasions. "Orange Blossom" is safe and harm less as flax seed poultice. Any lady can use it herself. Sold by A. Oswald. Double roll wall p <per, formerly 30c, will sell at 20c until March 1. Cheaper grades of double roll from 2 to 10c. at A. A. Bachman's PLEASURE CALENDAR. January 11—Comedy drama, "Will o' I the Wisp," at Feeland opera house, j Admission, 25, 35 and 50 cents. I January 13.—Minstrel, variety and com i rdy entertainment of the Young i Men's T. A. B. Society, at Freeland j opera house. Admission, 15 and 25 cents. ! January 20.—8a1l of the Young Men's I Slavonian Society, at Freeland opera ! house. Admission, 50 cents. I January 22. —Fifth annual ball of the Tigers Athletic Club, at Freeland opera I house. Admission, 50 cents. FREELAND, PA., MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1894. WASHINGTON LETTER. Washington, January 5, 1894. Chairman Wilson is not receiving the support from the Democratic members of the house that he deserves, lie had worked himself into a state bordering on physical exhaustion in order that the tariff bill might be called up as soon as the house met on Wednesday, and his disappointment can only be imagined when saw that the tariff bill could not be taken up on that day because of the absence of a quorum of Democrats, it being the policy of the Republicans not to allow the bill ti be considered without a quorum, which they will refuse to assist in making. Inasmuch as every Democratic member knew the impor tance of having a quorum of their own members present this absenteeism is inexcusable. The whole country is de manding prompt action on the tariff, and at the very opening of the session a day is thrown away. The tariff programme as mapped out by Chairman Wilson was: Five days for general debate, eight days with even ing sessions for discussion under the five-minute rule, during which the in ternal revenue amendments decided upon this week—the 2 per cent, tax upon all incomes of $4,000 and over; the in crease in the tax on cigarettes to $1.50 per 1,000; the increase in the tax on whiskey to SI.OO per gallon, and the tax of 2 cents per pack on playing cards are to be adopted, and the final vote to be taken on January 17; but it will not be possible to carry out this or any other programme, if a Democratic quorum can not be kept here all the time; already the day of the final vote has been chang ed to January 22. This absenteeism is more the result of the big Democratic majority than indifference. Each mem ber who stays away probably thinks there will be a quorum without him, but so many stay away that there isn't. The investigation of the relations of this government with Hawaii is being ! pushed by the sub committee of the j senate committee of foreign relations, j All of the witnesses heard up to this | time have been gentlemen who took an | active part in the annexation movement and the formation of the provisional government of Hawaii; consequently the testimony has been all of one kind. Al though the proceedings are supposed to j be secret, the nature of the testimony j taken becomes known almost as soon as it would if the hearings were public. Considerable comment not favorable to ex-Minister Stevens has been indulg ed in this week. Senator Frye had re ported the health of Minister Stevens to be so precarious that it might prevent his coming to Washington to testify be fore the committee, yet the newspapers all contained accounts of his having traveled from his home in Maine to Khode Island in order to deliver a speech at a club banquet. Now the question is being asked, why, if his health permits him to attend club banquets and sit up two-thirds of a night to make a set speech, it should prevent his coming to the mild climate of Wash ington and giving the committee a few hours of his time during the day? Per haps the oath which the committee ad ministers to its witnesses may have something to do with the reluctance of Mr. Ntevens. A man doesn't have to swear to statements made in a banquet speech. The Democratic house caucus will set tle tonight for good whether the Demo crats of the ways and means committee have made a tariff bill worthy of the support of the party, or whether the work of the committee shall be revised before the bill is passed. Every Demo crat who has a grievance will be given an opportunity to state it and ascortain whether the majority sides with him or not. When the caucus decides that will end all alteiations, and the bill as finally approved will be loyally supported by every Democrat attending the caucus. The opposition to the individual in come tax will probably develop the most strength, owing to the vote in the com mittee having been so close—six to five —and to President Cleveland and Secre tary Carlisle being in doubt as its expe diency. Representative Rland has introduced a bill in the house, providing for the immediate issue of $55,000,000 of silver certificates to supply the treasury with money to meet the growing deficiency, the same to be based upon the seigniorage of the silver bullion of the treasury; also providing for. the coining of the silver bullion in the treasury as rapidly as pos sible. Mr. Rland thinks this bill prefer able to an issue of bonds to meet the current expenses of the government. Representative Boutelle, of Maine, seems determined to play the monkey on the Hawaiian question. He started off on the first day of the session in his usual style. y. Buy McDonald's $3.00 chineal curtains. lliill's Posing as a Kicker. Congressman Mines is real mad, and since Thursday night he is nursing a severe case of "sulks." Me refuses to vote with his party on the Wilson tariff bill, and with a few othersof his calibre, he is acting with the Republicans in keeping a quorum out of the house and preventing any business being done. Mines has been "turned down" by Cleveland for his excessive gall, conse quently he opposes the administration and expects to obtain some cheap notor iety by exhibiting his splenitic disposi tion. Mis enlistment in the ranks of the dis gruntled demagogues was very sudden and of very recent date. On Thursday he was a subservient little "cuckoo," as the Philadelphia Press puts it, and with great glee and emphasis recorded his vote with his party. His enthusiasm was not without cause. He had been assured that his candidate for postmas ter at Nanticoke would be appointed. On Thursday night the chilling news reached him that another of his candi dates, T. M. Conniff, whom he was urg ing for the revenue collectorship in this district, had been "dumped" for Grant Herring. lie remarked to a friend on Friday that if the administration wanted a vote to carry through the Wilson bill it had | better call upon Grant Herring. In re- i sponse to an inquiry from anot her source j he is reported as saying that he did not j propose to aid in bringing up a bill that j put bituminous coal on the free list. Inasmuch as the coal industry in this district is all in the mining and shipping of anthracite coal, on which there is now no duty, his explanation does not j j carry much weight and is a poor apol- | ogy for his actions. His constituents, however, will not j be hoodwinked next fall when he will | he seeking re-election. This congres- | sional district is too important and too \ big to be represented by a man who i would sacrifice the platform and pledges of his party, as well as his own promises, ! because he is not allowed to dictate to the president who shall be appointed. Perhaps it hurts Billy's pocketbook to have his schemes balked. Democratic Poor Convention. The Democratic convention of the mid- I die coal field poor district, to nominate candidates for director and auditor, will i be held in the court house at Mauch Chunk on Tuesday, January 10, at 2 p. 111. The voters of the several election ! districts will meet at their respective polling places 011 Saturday, January 13, ! between 4 and 7 p. in. and elect as many delegates as each district is entitled to in their respective county conventions. The delegates-elect of the Mauch Chunk-Lansford section will meet at the court house in Mauch Chunk, at 10 a. m., on Monday, January 15, and elect five conferees to represent said section in the poor district convention. The delegates of the Weatherly section will meet at the Gilbert House, Weatherly, 011 the same day and hour, and there elect five conferees to represent said sec tion. The delegates of the Ilazleton-Free land section will meet at Smauch's hall, Hazleton, on the same day and hour, and there elect seven conferees to repre sent said section. By order of the com mittee. P. 11. Latham, Chairman. To Test tlie Lottery Luw. Fred Price, a Wilkes-Barre hotel keep er, was taken before the mayor of that city on Friday for violating the lottery law and was placed under S3OO bail for his appearance at court. The complaint was made by Officer Schuler, w ho swore that he went into the hotel and bought a ten-cent cigar and received two tickets from the bartender that entitled him to two chances on a gold watch which would be drawn for on Saturday night. The officer did not win the watch but next day ordered Price before the mayor. Mr. Price in his statement said that it was a contract that he had enter ed into with a New York house that did a large business throughout the country | and intended to give up the business as soon as it ran out. Mr. Price said that he did 110 more than many other business men were do ing in that city, but the mayor thought it had a tendency to draw young men to his bar to spend their money and placed | him under bail. DEATHS. IRELAND.—At Kckley, January G, David Ireland, brother of Rev. Ireland, aged 78 years. Funeral this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Services at the residence. Interment at Vino street cemetery, Hazleton. Baehman. ()'DONNEI.L.—At Audenried, Januray G, Margaret, wife of Condy O'Donnell, and daughter of John McFadnen, for ! merly of Freeland, aged 38 years. Funeral arrived here at 10.5G today. Interred at St. Ann's cemetery. | Go to McDonald's for cheap blankets. BRIEF ITEMS OF NEWS. 1 LOCAL JOTTINGS GATHERED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. Little Ones of Intercut About l'ei>lc Ton Know and Tiling. You With to Hear About—"What the Folk, of Tills Vicinity Are Doing. A. \V. Washburn announces himself a candidate for the Democratic nomina tion of chief burgess. A. A. Baehman is out for the nomina tion of tax collector 011 the Democratic ticket in the borough. John J. Welsh has resigned his posi tion as driver of the United States ex press delivery wagon. The Jersey Central is laying off a number of its employes on the main line, owing to the dullness of trade. John H. Shoviin, of the Points, has written a fine four-act drama, entitled "The Broken Home." He expects to have it produced in a short while. "Will o' the Wisp" will he played the first three nights of this week at Music Hall, Wilkes-Barre, and at Freeland | opera house on Thursday evening. j The diagram for the Young Men's j | entertainment is now open at Chrißty's ! | store, and the seats are meeting witli a ; j rapid sale. The programme will be pub- J j lished on Thursday, i According to the method used by the Greek Catholic church in reckoning! ; time, Christmas did not arrive until Rat-1 | urday, and the event was appropriately | i observed at St. Mary's church by the I j people of ttiat denomination. I Owing to the prevalence of measles ; and diphtheria amongst ttie children of i Parsons, the school hoard of that hor-1 j ough decided to close the schools for the j : next four weeks. Nearly every family } in the town has one or more members ill. I j The miners and laborers employed at j the Stevens colliery, Pittston, went out | ! on a strike on Friday morning, claiming 1 excessive dockage. Mr. Wilson, presi- j ! dent of the company, was present at the ! j colliery, but no settlement was affected, I and the men went home. I On Thursday evening, "Will o' the ! Wisp," one of the greatest of Irish plays, I will be seen at the opera house. Geo. j : 11. Timmons, seen here early in the sea-1 | son with "The Fairies' Well," is a mem-1 i her of this company and will introduce j his songs and dances in this play. | Hugh Gallagher, of F.ckiey, who was I being treated at the Hazleton hospital j for a fracture of the collarbone, received ; while coupling cars at Spring Valley, Ohio, some time ago, returned to his home from the hospital on Friday, hav i ing almost recovered from his injuries. Accepted tlie Position. r. M. Boyle, of Walnut street, has accepted the position of inside superin tendent of Hazle Mines, which was of fered to him last week by Pardee & Co. Mr. Boyle will leave for Hazleton to- j day, and will take charge of the colliery tomorrow. He expects to remove his family and household effects there with l in a month. The many friends of Mr. Boyle are pleased to see his ability recognized by Pardee & Co., and that his services will be satisfactory to the company and em ployes is certain. lloware of Ointment*. Beware of ointments for catarrh that contain mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and complete ly derange the whole system when en tering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never he used ex cept on prescription from a reputable physician, as the damage they will do is ten-fold to the good you can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0., contains no mercury, and is taken internally,-acting directly on the blood and mucuous surfaces of the sys tem. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. by all druggists, price 75c. per i bottle. POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. JpOR CHIEF MJRUESS- A. W. WASHBURN, of Freeland. Subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention of Freeland borough. ! TjXHi TAX COLLECTOR— ! A. A. B A OILMAN, of Freeland. Subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention of FreHund tiorough. r OST.—On New Year's day, between J. P. I J McDonald's store ami 1., \ - station, a pair of cataract glasses. The tinder will lie reward ed by returning them to Pat iek McFadden, Five Points. I mg \ 1.1 ii E IP. A bouse and lot. situate ]? on tin' road lending from Freeland to L'p per Lehigh, below Haruinnv hull. South Heber ton. For further particulars apply to .John Sclinre, Itirkbock and Johnson sts., Freeland. \ riUTOR'S NOTICE.—In reannexatlou to J\ the borough of Freehold of adjacent tcrri -1 ' ihe audit in the above stuted ease is con tinned until Friday, January 12, IWR at it) o'clock, a. m. Edward A. Lynch, Auditor. | December 20, MW. Ml H nUB —os — Overcoats, Men's Suits, Boys' Suits, Children's Suits, Gents' Furnishing Goods. We are sacrificing our Winter Goods 50 per cent, below cost. WHY? We don't want to car ry over a single garment. We need room for our Spring and Summer Goods. Come to Us Now for Bargains. Fine Tailoring Our Specialty. HEW YORK CLOTHIERS. JACOBS & BMSCH, 37 CENTRE STREET, Freeland, Pa. FACTORY, . ■ FREELAND. GREAT BARGAINS IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Notions, Rug Carpet, Roots and Slioes, Flour and Feed, Wood and Tin and Queensware, Willowware, Tobacco, Table and Floor Cigars, Oil Oloth t Etc., Etc. A celebrated brand of XX Hour always in stock. Fresh Roll Butter and Fresh Eggs a Specialty. My motto is small profits and quick sales. 1 always have fresh goods and am turning my stock every month. Therefore every article is guaranteed. AMANDUS OSWALD, Northwest Corner Centre and Front Streets, -F J CCJIIJU. DePIERRO - BROS. |=CAFE.= CORNER OF CENTRE AND FRONT STREETS, Freeland, Pa. Finest Whiskies in Stock. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Koseubluth's Velvet, of which we have Exclusive Sale in Town. Mumin's Extra Dry Champagne, Henncssy lirandy, Blackberry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordiais, Etc. Imported and Domestic Cigars. OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE, Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS - AT - ALL - HOURS. Bailcntinc and Hazleton beer on tap. Baths, Hot or Cold, 25 Cents. DON'T BE A CLASH DON'T GO BACKWARD! Co to Xj- OLSHO'S New Clothing Store, 57 Centre Street, NKXT DOOlt TO BBKHT'a 8110R STOttB. Where you will find— A New and Complete Stock of CLOTHING, CENTS' FURNISHINGS, IIATS, CAPS, GLO I 'ES, TRUNKS, VALISES. Ileitis new comers wo wish to gain new busi -11 CSS friends uml we know tlmt the only way to I do this is to sell Good Goods at Low Prices. Give us a call and we are assured of getting your custom. Respect fully yours, L. GLSHO, FREELAND, PA. 57 Centre street, Next to Ebcrt's Shoe Storo. *51.50 PER YEAR. JOHN D. HAYES, Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public. Legul business of all kinds promptly attended ltoom 3, 2d Floor, Uirkbeck Brick. JVI. HAIJIK, Manufacturer of Carriages. Buggies, Wagons, &c. Cor. Walnut and Pine Streets, Freeland. £HIAS. ORION HTROH, Attorney and Counselor at Law, AND Justice of the Peace. Office Hooms No. 31 Centre Street, Freeland. JOHN M. CARR, Attorney-at-Law. 15 S. Franklin street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. All Legal Business Promptly Attended To. Alex. Shollack, Bottler of BEER, - PORTER, - WINE, and all kinds of L I Q U O R S. Cor. Washington and Walnut streets, Freeland. WASHBURN &. TURNBACH, Builders of Light and Heavy Wagons. REPAIRING! OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. FRONT STREET,:NEAH PINE, FREELAND. LIBOR WIHTER, IISTAUT & OYSTEE SUM. No. IB Front Street, Freeland. The finest liquor and cigars on sale, fresh beer always on tap. WM. W EHRMANN, German - Watchmaker. Centre Street, Five Points, Freeland. WATCHES AND CLOCKS FOR SALE. Repairing of every description promptly at tended to and guaranteed. Gold and silver plating. CONDY 0. BOYLE, doalor in Liquors, Wine, Beer, Etc. The 11 nest brands of domestic and imported whiskey on sule at his new % ami handsome saloon. Fresh Roches- jft tor and ilallentine beer and Young ling s porter on Dip. Centre - Street, - Five - Points. rl. Goepperl, proprietor of the Washington House, 11 Walnut Street, above Centre. The best of whiskies, wines, gin cigars, etc. Cull in when in that part of the town. Fresh Beer and Porter on Tap. G. B. Payson, D. D. S., DintisT. FItEELAND, 1A. Located permanently in Blrkbock's building, room 4, second floor. Special attention paid to all brunches ot dentistry. Painless Extraction. All work guaranteed. Office hours: 8 to la A. M.; 1 to 5 I'. M.i 7 to 9 P. M. FRANCIS HRFNNAN, Restaurant. 151 South Centre Street, Freeland. (Near the L. V. R. It. depot.) CHOICEST— LIQUOR, BEER, ALE, PORTER BEST CIDARS AND —ON TAP. TEMPERANCE DRINK. GEORGE FISHER, dealer In FRESH BEEF, PORK, VEAL, MUTTON. BOLOGNA, SMOKED MEATS, ETC., ETC. Call ait No. l Walnut street, Freeland, or wait for the delivery wagons. VERY LOWEST PRICES. loL^C.RGERITZ. llf Si I repairing of I ifiSM ' IO ITH i RE LOW CENTRE.